Wind Portal at SFO Bart Station

SFO Wind Portal (Photo: Derek Gurney)

SFO Wind Portal (Photo: Derek Gurney)

I would love to thank Paul Woolford and Ned Kahn for the hundreds of thousands of sequin-like discs that welcome everyone to San Francisco. The 12-feet deep, 2-feet thick kinetic sculpture called the “Wind Portal” stops my heart everytime I find myself lucky enough to experience it. Located at San Francisco Airport and SFO BART Station, the discs lap over one another 24 hours a day with help from the station’s train- and plane-induced wind.

This is only one of many life-size installations by Mr. Kahn. His art “incorporate[s] flowing water, fog, sand and light to create complex and continually changing systems.”

View a video from Ned Kahn’s website here.

Photo by Derek Gurney.
Via Construction Online.

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2 comments to Wind Portal at SFO Bart Station

  1. Kristy Lin Billuni
    June 30th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    I love this installation. I think our airport is gorgeous and reminds me of a day when city ports were grand, beautifully designed welcome gates to that city.

    There’s another one–not sure if it’s the same artist, at the corner of Folsom and 4th. it’s best viewed from the big staircase on the south side of the park there.

  2. NTERIORdesigner
    July 13th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    And the ubiquitous Alhambra water truck:)

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